Daisy Chain Project


Together Fund 2019

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Young people affected by autism will benefit from an exciting white water rafting experience at the Tees Barrage, thanks to their £250 grant.

Norton-based Daisy Chain Project supports over 2,400 young people and their families every year across the Tees Valley. The charity is planning to use its grant for an away day to help young people with autism improve their social and teamwork skills and build confidence.

More than 1 in every 100 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum, a condition which affects their social communication, ability to process information, social understanding and sensory skills to varying degrees.

People on the autism spectrum can often suffer high levels of anxiety which can make social interaction and teamwork difficult, and they are four times more likely to suffer from loneliness.

Johnathon Pickard, Head of Business Development & Economic Generation at Daisy Chain said: “We provide a range of support services for those with autism across the Tees Valley, including social clubs for children and adults.

“Many of the people we support can find it difficult to make friends and build their social network, so everything we do aims to improve the lives of those affected by autism.

“We saw the Community Fund in the media and one of the parents also got in touch about it. It was a really simple process and thanks to our dedicated supporters voting for us, keeping an eye on the number of votes was very exciting.

“There are many organisations that could benefit from applying for a grant and we would definitely consider applying again in the future.”

To find out more about Daisy Chain’s work, please visit www.daisychainproject.co.uk

"It was a really simple process and thanks to our dedicated supporters voting for us."

Johnathon Pickard
Head of Business Development & Economic Generation

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